Virgin shrine maidens were on hand to tend a giant two metre long wooden penis weighing 600 kilograms at the latest Hodare penis festival in Tochio, held March 8th, whilst revelers gleefully rode atop it in the hopes of future fertility.
The ancient and raucously popular festival celebrates the fertility afforded by the male organ, and is a huge draw for men and women of all ages.
You can see young ladies riding atop the giant phallus in this video from the 2008 festival:
Even Japanese newscasters have difficulty containing their mirth at the outlandishness of these pagan festivals:
Amongst Japan’s innumerable and eccentric pagan festivals, those celebrating male generative powers have long been amongst the most popular, with centuries old penis idols a common sight at many shrines across the nation…
All manner of penis themed goods can be found at the festivals:
Nobody need feel left out, as participation by revelers of all ages, genders and nationalities is encouraged:
There is also a naked version of dubious provenance…